Do you like crafts or arts?


Karori Arts & Crafts (KACC) welcomes new members. We foster artistic expression across a diverse range of arts and crafts that feature in this website. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in arts and crafts or any of our special interest groups. You do not have to be a Karori resident to join KACC, we have members from all over Wellington and the Greater Wellington Region.

If you enjoy working in a fun, social environment that encourages creativity in:
  • art: painting, photography, mixed media, paper crafts, collage, drawing, printmaking, calligraphy and bookmaking
  • craft: quilting/patchwork, embroidery, knitting, crochet, textile art or assemblage - think about joining us
  • special interest groups: walking, mah jong, garden group, antique appreciation.
The majority of our activities are untutored groups of people who already have the skills required in their chosen art or craft. For those who want to know how to begin to paint, or draw, or quilt, or applique, or make cards we have a wide range of classes and workshops at discounted rates for our members that are open to non-members subject to available spaces.  Other classes target those with experience who want to extend their skillset or explore new mediums or techniques or simply practice their art or craft in a more structured manner in the company of other intermediate level artists. See our class and activities page for more details.We have a comprehensive Children's Art Programme with  after-school classes that focus on teaching art in a fun and practical way.  

We are also launching a new membership type this year for families that allows children to come to our monthly kids club and get priority placement on our school holiday workshops for teenagers and children. Contact Margaret on 476-6817 for pricing as it varies according to family size. Grandparents can also join with their grandchildren if they want to support their artistic development. This is also a great time of year to join our club and help cultivate your creative life - maintain a work/volunteer-life balance. You can try a hobby you have always wanted to pursue, we have classes during the day, some at night and weekend workshops all designed to help you.

KACC  - Children’s Art & Craft Workshops

Mon 19th-Wed 21st December 2016

Mon 19 Dec 10am to 12.00pm                                      

1) Minecraft vs Pokemon Workshop            Suitable for 6-12yrs old                    Cost:  $25 each inc materials

Make Minecraft or Pokemon characters from FIMO or create your own fantasy - hybrid character/s. After drawing your character with pencil, you will use plasticine to learn how to model the character that you have drawn. From that learning you can work out how to make the character in modelling clay with the help of our tutor. You can also learn how to make clay canes or marbled clay for better effects and apply Glow in the Dark clay for extra oomph to those characters.

Mon 19 Dec 1.30pm to 3.30pm                                    

2) Adventure Board Game Workshop          Suitable for all ages  Cost: $20 each with games provided for the session

Join us for a fun afternoon of board games with a difference.  Build train tracks across Europe, escape from a treasure island or dominate a medieval world. Tests your skills with strategy games, your courage with adventurous games and your staying power with all games!

Tues 20th Dec Session A: 10am to 12.30pm or Session B: 1.30pm to 4pm 

3) & 4) Pour, drip, splatter & splotch - Action Painting Workshop    Suitable for 6-12 yrs old  Cost: $32 each inc materials

Make your mark with paint in all its drippy, gloopy, splotchy goodness.  Inspired by Jackson Pollock, Gretchen Albrecht and other colour field and action painters, we will use expressionist techniques to create art with paint as the hero.  Wear old clothes & shoes that you don’t mind getting covered in paint. 

5) Wed 21st Dec 9.30am to 11.30am

Merry Felting Christmas                      Suitable for 7-12yrs old                   Cost:  $20 each inc materials 

Learn to sew basic stitches including bead stitches to design, make and stitch a small felt object.  Children can make any of the following objects: a Christmas ornament - range of shapes like Tree, Snowman, Bauble, Candy Cane, Reindeer or Stocking. Alternatively - they could make a key ring, bag charm, brooch, hair clip, finger puppet or bookmark from felt, sequins, beads, bells, ribbons and metallic thread. 

How to enroll

1. Email Margaret at: karoriarts.crafts@xtra.co.nz or phone on 476-6817 to check on spaces available then 

2. Pay by internet banking to Bank Account for Payments: 06 0501 0593772 00 use child's full name as reference and number of workshop. Or call Margaret and arrange a time to pay by EFTPOS at Centre, debit only no visa payments. 

 
 
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